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Telling Our Stories: an Introduction to Indigenous Approaches to Evaluation
Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:45)
United Way Learning Centre; 580 Main Street
Snacks and light lunch included.
If cost is a barrier to participation, please call Linda at 204-924-4225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda for this workshop is built around the Kirhart, LaFrance and Nichols Indigenous Evaluation Framework (IEF) which was developed in the belief that evaluation must be responsive to Indigenous priorities of usefulness, restoration, preservation and sovereignty.
Telling Our Stories: An Introduction to Indigenous Approaches to Evaluation will take participants through the four components of the IEF evaluation framework: Creating the Story, Building the Scaffolding, Gathering Information and Engaging Community & Celebrating Learning. The day will include a mix of presentation, small group and large group activities, drawing on the existing knowledge and experience of participants.
Participation in the workshop will contribute to:
- Enhanced understanding of history and perspectives on evaluation;
- Enhanced knowledge of an Indigenous Framework for evaluation;
- Knowledge of ideas and strategies for implementing an Indigenous evaluation.
Larry K. Bremner
Mr. Bremner has worked in research and evaluation since the early 1970's. In 1984 he established Proactive Information Services Inc. to provide social research services to the not-for-profit and public sectors. Through Proactive he has assisted organizations across the government and non-profit sectors in meeting their information and evaluation needs. He has worked throughout Canada, in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as in Mongolia. Throughout his research career, Mr. Bremner has worked extensively in the areas of program review and evaluation, information synthesis, and the design and coordination of large-scale studies. He is recognized for his methodological expertise and his ability to synthesize learnings from his many experiences, bringing significant insights to each new project. He is also known for his slightly wacky sense of humour.
Mr. Bremner has conducted training/workshops on program evaluation, questionnaire design, focus groups, team building, facilitation skills, action planning, and the implementation of organizational change.
Mr. Bremner, a member of the Métis Nation, is passionate about issues of equity and access. He believes that participatory approaches to research and evaluation can foster the empowerment of traditionally disenfranchised groups, while at the same time improving our important public institutions.
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